Conference USA Power Rankings Week 3: Tops fall two spots


Marshall has once again been voted by C-USA bloggers as the best team in the conference after week three, and for the first time this season, they topped how we voted as well. See the official rankings below, followed by how we voted here at Wave the Red Towel.

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Here is how Wave the Red Towel submitted, plus a short explanation as to why.

TeamRankPrevious RankRecordThe Story So Far
123-0Marshall is 3-0, exactly as planned, and looked pretty impressive against the MAC’s Ohio Bobcats, scoring double-digit points in every quarter but the fourth.
232-1The Techsters walloped a conference opponent on the road, including a first half shut out. Some Tops’ fans might be scared to play them, I’m actually incredibly excited.
382-1UAB beat a team they were supposed to in Alabama A&M, but they looked good doing it.
472-1The Raiders and the Tops are so incredibly close, that it’s a shame either team had to lose the 3OT game over the weekend. Unfortunately, it was WKU who lost, so MTSU comes in above them.
542-1One of WKU’s Fun Belt replacements, New Mexico St., left El Paso with a loss, and the Miners are now above .500.
661-2We all know what could have been. But the season isn’t over. Navy awaits after a bye.
792-1ODU only put 17 up on Eastern Michigan. At least we gave them more love than the official poll.
8131-2FAU showed Tulsa what they’ll be missing after jumping ship to the AAC, and weren’t so friendly to their former conference mates.
911-2A game that most people had Oklahoma on upset alert for, the Sooners had their way with UTSA.
1051-2The Mean Green played a mean (as in ugly) home game to open the conference schedule.
11111-2The Golden Eagles had to play Alabama, and it went about as well as you’d think.
12100-2Rice played Texas A&M close, and then they proved why they’re SEC.
13121-2FIU played Pittsburgh close for the first half, but the northeastern Panthers awoke and laid 42 points on. FIU will face Louisville next week.

How do you feel our rankings, or the rankings of the group were? Who would you move? Where and why? Let us know below or on twitter at @WaveTheRedTowel with the hashtag “#CUSARank.”